The long-awaited Ethereum Merge is almost upon us, but it appears Bitcoin is determined to take its place in the spotlight from a price perspective.
Ethereum, the second-largest cryptocurrency by market value, is changing hands for $1,722 at time of writing, down 1.5 per cent over the past 24 hours. The price of Bitcoin, meanwhile, is up one per cent since this time yesterday to $22,391.
It appears that Bitcoin is tracking equity markets, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq and S&P 500 both climbing more than a percentage point. Other major cryptocurrencies conversely were mostly in the red, with Solana the standout performer, seeing a price increase of six per cent.
Investors today will be watching keenly for the release of August’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures – a key indicator for US inflation. There seems to be an air of optimism around the figures this week, but will they live up to the market’s expectations?
Have you booked your tickets for the Crypto AM Summit and Awards? Click here… Crypto AM Summit & Awards 2022 – CityAM
Yesterday’s Crypto AM Daily in association with Luno
In the markets
The Bitcoin economy
*Definitions and insights can be found at https://bytetree.com/research
Total crypto market cap
The total capitalisation of the entire cryptocurrency market at time of writing is currently $1.066 trillion.
What Bitcoin did yesterday
We closed yesterday, September 12 2022, at a price of $22,370.45. The daily high yesterday was $22,439.18 and the daily low was $21,603.90 .
Bitcoin market capitalisation
Bitcoin’s market capitalisation at time of writing is $426.79 billion. To put it into context, the market cap of gold is $11.44 trillion and Tesla is $947.05 billion.
The total spot trading volume reported by all exchanges over the last 24 hours was $46.928 billion. High volumes can indicate that a significant price movement has stronger support and is more likely to be sustained.
The price volatility of Bitcoin over the last 30 days is 46.95%.
Fear and Greed Index
Market sentiment today is 34, in Extreme Fear.
Bitcoin’s market dominance
Bitcoin’s market dominance today is 41.41. Its lowest ever recorded dominance was 37.09 on January 1 2018.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The daily RSI is currently 60.37. Values of 70 or above indicate that an asset is becoming overbought and may be primed for a trend reversal or experience a correction in price – an RSI reading of 30 or below indicates an oversold or undervalued condition.
Convince your Nan: Soundbite of the day
“Humans have never seen an asset with an absolute supply cap before Bitcoin. Plan accordingly.”
Cedric Youngelman, host of the Bitcoin Matrix podcast
What they said yesterday
Miners be mining!
The beat goes on…
Would you like to help spread the adoption and education of Bitcoin in the UK and even stack some Sats while you’re doing it? Well, now you can!
The Bitcoin Pioneers community, backed by Barry Silbert’s Digital Currency Group, was created to introduce Bitcoin to a mainstream audience in a meaningful way and now has members right across the UK.
We share tips, stories and ideas on how to encourage others to try Bitcoin for the first time. And, thanks to support from Luno, each Pioneer gets £500 of Bitcoin a month to share with beginners, helping them get started.
So, if you’re passionate about Bitcoin, why not join today? Click here to find out more!
All feedback on Crypto AM Daily in association with Luno is welcome via email to James.Bowater@cityam.com 🙏🏻
Crypto AM: Editor’s picks
Three-in-four wealth managers are gearing up for more cryptocurrency exposure
Crypto.com granted FCA licence to operate in UK
Q&A with Duncan Coutts, Principal Technical Architect at IO Global
Jamie Bartlett – on the trail of the missing ‘Cryptoqueen’
MPs are falling silent over potential of cryptocurrency
Erica’s ‘Crypto Wars’ handed honours in Business Book Awards
‘Let people invest’: Matt Hancock makes case for liberal crypto rules
Explained: Why the Treasury is so sold on stablecoins
Fears crypto is used to avoid sanctions ‘misplaced,’ says Matt Hancock
The cryptocurrency fundraisers behind Ukraine’s military effort
Crypto crazy couple name baby after favourite digital asset
Crypto AM: Features
Crypto AM: Founders Series
Crypto AM: Industry Voices
Crypto AM: Contributors
Crypto AM: In Conversation with James Bowater
Crypto AM: Tomorrow’s Money with Gavin S Brown
Crypto AM: Mixing in the Metaverse with Dr Chris Kacher
Crypto AM: Visions of the Future, Past & Present with Alex Lightman
Crypto AM: Tiptoe through the Crypto with Monty Munford
Crypto AM: Taking a Byte out of Digital Assets with Jonny Fry
Crypto on the catwalk
Crypto AM: Events
For those of you who missed the Crypto AM DeFi & Digital Inclusion online summit 2021 – you can now watch the event in two parts via YouTube
It’s definitely tempting to get swept up in the excitement, but please heed these words of caution: Do your own research, only invest what you can afford, and make good decisions. The indicators contained in this article will hopefully help in this. Remember though, the content of this article is for information purposes only and is not investment advice or any form of recommendation or invitation. City AM, Crypto AM and Luno always advise you to obtain your own independent financial advice before investing or trading in cryptocurrency.
All information is correct as of 08:00 BST